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Rad short film put together for an Intel commerical.
Intel has released a short film titled “The Chase” was created by Intel to build excitement around the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor. The two minute spot “demonstrates the performance capabilities of the new processors by creating an action-movie style chase sequence that takes place through a wide variety of program windows on a computer desktop.”
No one can deny that looking at everyday objects photographed with a high-speed camera looks cool when they are viewed in slow-motion. Take for example, a recent post of an ordinary flash bulb filmed at over 1000 frames per second. Too sweet, right? But what about sounds?
Is it possible if we slow down music or every day sounds, will the result make the audio sound better than the original? The answer is surprisingly, “Yes.”
Take the well-known theme to the blockbuster film Jurassic Park. This piece, written by famous composer John Williams, is great to listen to just by itself at normal speed. But thanks to a Soundcloud contributor by then name of birdfeeder, he took this renowned orchestral theme and slowed it down 100 times. The result not only gives us a new haunting piece of music that lasts about an hour. But it manages to amplify the emotional intensity of the score.
Did I mention how much I love this time of year? I love it! So let me now give you another first look at a new piece that will be officially unveiled in Geneva next week by Baume & Mercier. It is a real beauty. The watch is actually a re-intepretation of a historic single-pusher chronograph produced by the brand in 1948. They have maintained much of the 1948 look, giving it just the right amount of “retro” feel to it. The blue (or gold) “Breguet-style” hands, dark brown (or black) alligator strap and sapphire-crystal display back add to the overall aesthetic. Oh, and did I mention it is a flyback chronograph, too? Nice. All in all, a great watch.
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